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Godinez v. Schwarzenegger, B161508

In a claim for attorney fees, the trial court properly found that plaintiffs' lawsuit was a catalyst to defendant's changed behavior; however, the case is remanded pursuant to Graham v. DaimlerChrysler, (2004) 34 Cal. 4th 553, to determine whether the lawsuit had merit.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/24/2005
  • Published 08/24/2005


  • KLEIN, P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, James Humes and Louis R. Mauro, Assistant Attorneys General, Kenneth R. Williams, Kathleen A. Lynch, Catherine M. Van Aken and Geoffrey L. Graybill, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendants and Appellants., English, Munger & Rice, Stephen R. English;  Mexican American Legal Defense, Thomas Andrew Saenz;  Gretchen M. Nelson, Los Angeles;  Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Stewart Chih-Ming Kwoh, Los Angeles;  Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland and Robin Meadow, Los Angeles, for Plaintiffs and Respondents.
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